2019 ASLO Journalist for A Day Application

Looking to win a Pulitzer in your future? Or maybe you just want to improve your science communication skills? ASLO and NSF are hosting a mini-workshop at the 2019 Aquatic Sciences Meeting for up to 6 attendees to sharpen their reporting and writing skills. Mentors Adrienne Sponberg (ASLO Director of Communications and Science) and Cheryl Dybas (NSF Senior Science Writer) will work with participants before, during, and after the conference to produce a "meeting highlight" article for publication in the L&O Bulletin. Through this unique opportunity, you will learn the basics of good science journalism, which is all about storytelling. By reporting and writing about research other than your own, as a journalist would, and in the constraints of a 500-to-800-word piece, you will learn some of the tricks of the trade, in the process becoming a better writer. Read the articles written by the 2018 Journalist for a Day participants in the most recent Bulletin issue. Papers from the inaugural “Journalist for a Day” event at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting are in this issue of the Bulletin.


Program Dates: 

23 December (11:59 pm eastern time) - Deadline for applications

10 January (approximately) - Applicants notified of decisions

early February - participant pre-conference webinar



In 500 words, please describe your interest in participating in this program.
Tell us a little about yourself!
Please use the session number and title to identify your preferences.
Please upload a non-technical writing sample of 1000 words or less.
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